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Simona Halep vs Maria Sharapova, U.S Open R1 Preview

US Open, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿš• R1 Preview + Prediction
(2) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Simona Halep vs (wc) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Maria Sharapova

All eyes will be Arthur Ashe Stadium for the biggest first round clash at this yearโ€™s U.S Open as the second seeded Simona Halep takes on former champion Maria Sharapova on Monday in New York. This is an absolutely brutal draw for both players, both will relish the opportunity. The key statistic that stands out heading into this blockbuster is Maria Sharapovaโ€™s perfect 6-0 head-to-head record over the Romanian. The pair have played out some fierce contests in the past, most notably the 2014 Roland Garros final. Indeed, some of Halepโ€™s toughest ever losses have been at the hands of Sharapova, this should be an opportunity for Simona to start to avenge those losses given Sharapova must be rusty.

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Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza, ๐Ÿ† Cincinnati Final Preview

Western & Southern Open, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ‰๐Ÿ† Cincinnati Preview + Prediction
Final: (2) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Simona Halep vs (4) ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Garbine Muguruza

A blockbuster finale is confirmed for Sunday at the Western & Southern Open as Simona Halep comes up against Garbine Muguruza. Halep is again one win away from becoming the world number 1, however a red-hot Muguruza stands in her way. Halep and Muguruza both cruised through their semi-final matches on Saturday, both will be fresh and ready to give their all in Sundayโ€™s final. Muguruza holds a 2-1 head-to-head record over Halep, however this will be the first meeting between the pair in over 2 years and it was Halep who won their most recent match. It will be interesting to see how these two match-up against each other, in a match-up that should be seen at the business end of the biggest tournaments over the coming years.

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Simona Halep vs Sloane Stephens, Cincinnati SF Preview

Western & Southern Open, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ‰ Cincinnati SF Preview + Prediction
SF #2: (2) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Simona Halep vs (wc) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Sloane Stephens

Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens will contest Saturdayโ€™s second semi-final at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Halepโ€™s quest to finally claim the world number 1 ranking is still alive in Cincinnati, if the Romanian wins the title she will overtake Karolina Pliskova and become the new world number 1. Halep will be a strong favourite heading into this semi-final clash given she has won the last three matches against Stephens, most recently a few weeks ago in Washington D.C where Halep won in straight sets. However, Sloane Stephens is in impeccable form and will enter this match with nothing to lose, making her a dangerous opponent.

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Simona Halep vs Anastasija Sevastova, Cincinnati R3 Preview

Western & Southern Open, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ‰ Cincinnati R3 Preview + Prediction
(2) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Simona Halep vs (15) ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Anastasija Sevastova

Simona Halep continues her Cincinnati campaign on Thursday morning with a third round clash against the 15th seeded Anastasija Sevastova. Halep looms as one of the favourites to win the title this week and heads into this third round clash full of confidence given her recent domination of Sevastova. Halep has won the last three matches between the pair, all in straight sets, dropping a combined 7 games throughout three comfortable wins.

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Simona Halep vs Johanna Konta, Wimbledon QF Preview

Wimbledon๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ“ Quarter-Final Match Preview:
QF #4: (2) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Simona Halep vs (6) ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Johanna Konta

The fourth and final quarter-final of the day at SW19 is the pick of the bunch. Johanna Konta is aiming to become the first British woman to win Wimbledon since Virginia Wadeโ€™s triumph in 1977. The Brit has already come through some extremely tough matches at this event and will now face her greatest test yet when she comes up against the second seeded Simona Halep. The world number 1 ranking will again be on offer for Halep here, if Halep advances to the semi-finals she is guaranteed to be the new world number 1, otherwise it will be Karolina Pliskova that will rise to number 1 come next week. There is clearly a lot on the line heading into this one, a match that should go right down to the wire.

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